The final review of the EU H2020 Project SANSA (Shared Access Terrestrial-Satellite Backhaul Network enabled by Smart Antennas took place at the premises of Fraunhofer IIS in Ilmenau, Germany, on April 26, 2018.

The 3-year research project, in which AIT participated via its Broadband Wireless & Sensor Networks (B-WiSE) Research Group (, aimed at boosting the performance of wireless mobile networks by use of a self-organized hybrid terrestrial-satellite backhaul network.

AIT’s work in the project focused on the development of interference mitigation techniques, multicast beamforming and low-complexity antenna arrays in the 19 GHz band for terrestrial communication. The review was successful and, according to the European Commission review report, “provided results with significant potential impact.”

AIT’s B-WiSE group plans to build on the know-how it gained in the project, with emphasis on the development and prototyping of mmWave antenna systems and techniques.